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Black History Month Program, Massillon 2024

Updated: Feb 22

2024 Massillon Black History Month program
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Opening Prayer

Pastor LeCounte Nedab, St. James AME Zion Church

Pledge of Allegiance

Pastor LeCounte Nedab, St. James AME Zion Church

"America the Beautiful"

Performed by St. James AME Zion Church

"Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Performed by Joy Ellis


By Mayor Jamie Slutz and Superintendent Paul Salvino

St. James AME Zion Church Choir

American History

Presented by Alex Wood, Massillonian

& Mandy Altimus Stahl, Archivist, Massillon Museum

S.U.C.C.E.S.S Club Introduction

By Adrienna Downing, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Club

Panel Discussion

Dr. Kelly Mezurek, Professor of History, Walsh University

Adrienna Downing, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Club

Malik Peloso, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Club


St. James AME Zion Church Choir

Closing Prayer

Pastor Kevin Andrews, Breath of Life Tabernacle

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  • Thank you to the City of Massillon for sponsoring this event and ensuring its success.

  • Thank you to our committee members for dedicating their time, energy, and resources to planning and running this event.

  • Thank you to Blessed Creations, the Massillon Museum, and the Massillon Public Library for your participation.

  • Thank you to Massillon City Schools for providing the event space, the Massillon Community Circle of Love Outreach for serving, and Santangelo’s for catering.

  • An extra-special thank you to our panelists, Joy Ellis, and to the St. James AME Zion Church.


Massillon Black History Month: Honoring Our Past: Looking to Our Future

Join us for a special event celebrating Black History Month in Massillon on Friday, February 16.

This in-person event will be filled with inspiring speakers, musical performances, and will give us a wonderful opportunity to learn about the rich history and contributions of Massillon's Black community.

Join us for a complimentary brunch, presentation, and moderated panel discussion, along with musical performances by local singers and choirs.

  • 10am doors open

  • 11am brunch is served

  • 12pm program

Massillon Intermediate School Cafeteria250 29th St NW, Massillon, OH 44647

This event has been organized by the Black History Month Committee along with the City of Massillon. Free meals provided by a generous donor.



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